Fines should continue to rise for breaking COVID-19 restrictions

Since last November, British Columbia has had province-wide restrictions on social gatherings with anyone outside the household. Despite constant reminders from the provincial government to not hold any gatherings, people aren’t listening. If individuals have no remorse for their actions, which can endanger others’ lives, they should receive hefty fines. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth... Continue Reading

Debate: Spread the love on Valentine’s Day in 2021

Read the other half of this debate here. ‘Tis the season of love. By the time Christmas is over, retailers are already gearing up for Valentine’s Day. There’s no doubt that Valentine’s Day is indeed commercialized — much like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. However, it’s still worth celebrating as a special day of its own.... Continue Reading

Time to say goodbye to out-of-province travellers

Despite the current public health advisory discouraging any non-essential travel, Whistler has seen a fair number of tourists lately, and unfortunately, some of them have tested positive for COVID-19. However, the popular tourism destination shouldn’t be seeing any travellers from outside B.C. because it’ll be much harder to flatten the curve if travellers are still... Continue Reading

Politicians who travelled amidst COVID-19 were disrespectful and disappointing

Since the beginning of the pandemic, federal and provincial governments have strongly advised everyone to avoid all non-essential travel inside or outside of Canada. The strong message for Canadians was, and still is, to “stay home.” However, politicians seem to think that the rules don’t apply to them. More than a dozen political leaders and... Continue Reading

What I Learned from 24 Hours Without Technology

If I could invent a Facebook relationship status for everyone obsessed with their phones, I’d create one that reads, “in a relationship with my phone,” and change my status to that. It’s sad, but very true. Lately I’ve found myself checking my social media the very moment I get up. In fact, I’ve become addicted... Continue Reading

How the Surrey Police Force is Progressing to Replace The RCMP

By April 1, 2021, Surrey could have its own municipal police force up and running—that is, if Surrey residents are still in favour of it.  the B.C. provincial government approved Mayor Doug McCallum’s plan to replace the RCMP with a Surrey Police Force on Aug. 22. During the last municipal election, McCallum made crime a... Continue Reading

Fighting the Pressure to Settle Down in Your Twenties

It feels like everyone in my social circle is either getting married or having babies. All I can say is that I won a box of free dessert last week.  According to a New York Times article, young adults are actually waiting to marry and have children later in life. The article states that both... Continue Reading

KPU Surrey’s Spruce Building Will Be Ready for Students this Fall

After much anticipation, renovations to the Surrey campus’s Spruce building will be complete in time for classes to be held there this fall. Spruce is a 27-year-old building behind Fir that has long been home to arts and science courses in Surrey. Early last year, the Government of Canada contributed $7.3 million to the renovations... Continue Reading
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Teahouse Manager Was Wrong to Refuse Service to a Trump Supporter

Darin Hodge, a manager at the popular Teahouse restaurant in Stanley Park, was fired after refusing to serve a Trump supporter wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in early June. According to an article by CTV News, the customer was asked to remove his hat in order to dine in the restaurant, but chose... Continue Reading
Surrey RCMP cruisers parked outside the District 3 precinct police station in Newton. (Braden Klassen)
Surrey RCMP cruisers parked outside the District 3 precinct police station in Newton. (Braden Klassen)

Surrey Community Alliance Proposes the Creation of a Police Force

According to an article in The Vancouver Sun, Doug Elford, a city council hopeful and president of Surrey Community Alliance, wants the City of Surrey to create a municipal police force to diminish local gang violence. In response to the recent targeted shooting of two teenagers—16-year-old Jaskarn Singh Jhutty and 17-year-old Jaskaran Singh Bhangal—the alliance wants to... Continue Reading

Four Ways to Keep Cool at School this Summer

If you’re stuck commuting to KPU this summer, I’m so sorry. All jokes aside, you better be prepared to endure the heat wave that will accompany you to campus over the next few months. This summer is expected to be one of the hottest ones on record, so here are just a few ways to... Continue Reading
The BC Law Courts located in Vancouver. (flickr/Jeff Hitchcock)
The BC Law Courts located in Vancouver. (flickr/Jeff Hitchcock)

The Canadian Court System is Suffering from Delays

According to an article in The Vancouver Sun, three Mounties accused of pepper spraying a man named Trevor Ryan Vandervalk in custody in June 2013 have yet to be charged. Provincial court judge Ronald Lamperson has stayed the assault charges because lengthy court delays have violated the policemen’s charter rights. Two of the officers, RCMP... Continue Reading

Feel Like a Foodie by Ordering Secret Menu Items at Grassroots

Whether or not you visit the Grassroots Cafe on a regular basis, you deserve to know about a few of the best dishes you can get there that aren’t well-advertised. You may have to dish out a few more dollars in order to try some of the following items, but it’ll be worth it. At... Continue Reading

Victoria City Councillor Should Say “Yay”, not “Neigh”, to Horse-Drawn Carriages

Not everyone in Victoria is on the horse-drawn bandwagon. Since 1903, Tally-Ho Carriage Tours has been recognized as one of Victoria’s most iconic sightseeing experiences. Tourists in Vancouver can also go on horse-drawn carriage rides in Stanley Park. I can’t imagine someone visiting either city and not being able to go on a horse-drawn carriage... Continue Reading

Bites for Kids Brings Food Kits to Inner-City Children in Surrey

Child food insecurity is a major issue in the Lower Mainland, but Bites for Kids, a KPU-based startup and social enterprise, is tackling the issue one food kit at a time. Bites for Kids was founded in January, when students in KPU’s BBA Entrepreneurial Leadership program began work on their practicum. Co-founder Braedon Campbell says... Continue Reading